This morning we reached the eastern end of the 56:11N transect at 5.45E and turned south, leaving a completely empty transect behind us (not due to us!).
On our way southward we finally spotted some schools worth fishing on: small pillar-shaped schools close to the bottom.
The catch consisted of 220 kg of two years old herring - “toters” in Dutch – and some sprats, a few grey gurnards and a hake. After sorting the catch, Marcel carries out the biological sampling of herring and sprat, while Ingeborg takes a closer look at the “bycatch”. The hake has some herring in its stomach, although some of them are so fresh that they may been forced into its mouth while it struggled for life during hauling.